Tag Archives: Italy

Vatican City

22 Feb

We queued for almost 40mins to get into the buildings surrounded by these concrete walls. We had so much time waiting we had to do something productive.

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another poser

and the sky was impossibly blue that day…and yet

img_8229this girl’s thermoregulation has gone haywire:P

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bored was written all over my face haha

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i dont remember what obelisk this was. Everybody was just taking pictures with it so we followed suit.

on our way to the famed Sistine Chapel through a maze of Vatican museums and the picture galleries. The paintings and designs u see on the ceilings and walls are just breathtaking..Most were painted to exude 3d effects. How cool is that.

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and some art pieces we ppl dont know how to appreciate. All we could say was ‘ thats nice’, ‘aww pretty!’ etc.

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the balcony in the centre is where the Pontiff imparts blessing to the faithfuls who throng this place.

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St. Peter’s chair done by Bernini ( the gold seat in the middle not those wooden ones:P)

img_8552Famous Michaelangelo’s statue of the dead body of Christ lying on the lap of his Mother

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swiss guards. the color reminded me of one of meiwen’s scarf ahah

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Some random cute tourists:)

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That wraps up Italy…We huddled OUTSIDE the Rome Ciampino airport for the whole night in the cold and i swear thats the worst experience ever. Esp holding the bladder part PPfttttt…When morning finally beckoned…

Off we go to….

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Pariss!!

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Rome city of Ruin

22 Feb

The title says it all. U see replica of the ruins in Roman Forum all over the city. Felt like i was transported to another era when i was here. It was as though our history books came alive.

First day we walked around after duping the guesthouse we booked originally. It was disgustingly dirty and the sheets were not even changed since the previous customer. Or previous previous *yikes*

We got some help from a very nice internet cafe man who speaks English and introduced us another B&B.Albeit a little pricey, the place was fab! Not to mention the hot guy who manages the place.:P shit i dun even remember his name

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The very very cute granny who talks very excitedly. In Italian only. It was like duck talking to chicken when we try to respond:P

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Spanish Steps.It was friggin HOT and crowded.

img_7498Fontana di Trevi. Throw one coin and u will return to Rome. 2 for a new romance and 3 wedding or divorce. i think i threw more than that.LOL

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look who we found here.

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With Pantheon-Temple of all the Gods

Next up, Colosseum, largest ever amphitheater ever built during the Roman Empire as well as a battle ground for the entertainment of the public and royalties.

It was also an inspiration of our camwhore fetish:P

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Look who we found again. talk about coincidence!

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The remains of temples, basilicas and shops of Roman forum which was the hub of political activities, religion and trading, etc back then. Its a pity that these buildings were beyond unrecognizable after being devastated by fire a long time ago.

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I resisted posting another Karen’s kambing pics. Meiwen did her enough damage already last time LOL

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Spot the difference

img_8040 poser i know:P

img_8053She has a tendency to flap her long arms

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In latin. It means “The Senate and Roman People”

After dinner we went back to the Colosseum for the night view.

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img_8168i was FORCED to do this.

Adios, frm the terroristo…

And yet another outdated one (Florence & Pisa)

22 Feb

Reluctantly we bid adieu to Venice and headed to Florence. Another of my fav city. At least the bars and pubs open till wee hours in the morning and they have many shops that sells pretty intricates. It was one the most happening city with night life:P And the Gelato shop near our hostel was AWESOME. I was so addicted i had it minimum BD:P Best of all evrywhere was within walking distance:)

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The duomo in Santa Maria de Fiore. Very gothic.

img_7018Gelato in Vivoli. Apparently one of the famous ones in Florence. I thought it was just so-so

img_3690Bartolucci. EVerything in this shop is so pweety. Everything here is made of pine wood

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@ponte de Vecchio

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no flora, i have not forgotten about your beloved phengkor sok sok

img_7144my FAV gelato. Double or was it triple choc. Omg damn smooth damn nice!!

img_7282another round.hehe

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flea market.

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we didnt try this though haha

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our classmates. the coincidence is scary.haha. right time right place right day wth

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sunset

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Florence by nightfall

Beautiful isnt it?

We also headed to Pisa for a day. Too bad it rained and crushed our dreams of camwhoring with the famous leaning tower. Cant possibly do that with an umbrella in one hand and the fear of getting wet:P  Us being us that did not deter us from making full use of our prop. Hehe

Btw, i think the leaning tower is overrated.

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ok. dont feel like uploading the whole friggin album. Use your imagination. Same batang, same ppl.How much can you do?haha

outdated (venezia)

22 Feb

I was looking through pics of my summer trip and then realised, hey i havent blogged about these! I think i only mentioned Milan:P I truly missed Italy and Paris and will definitely go back if i have the chance to. And cash of course:P

I know its like 2 seasons past summer  but its never too late right. Its nice to look back.hehe. And a lil reminder of what i did in case i get Alzheimers 30 years later haha

I have the tendency to korek things to blog about when i am subjected 24hours in front of my laptop doing my assignments. sigh.And making sense out of my nonsensical lab results. double sigh

Ok. Now lemme talk about my trip. or whatever bits i remember from it.hehe

From Milan we took the morning intercity train to Venice.Yes we mainly travelled by water here.

Firtst stop, Murano. Its an island famous for glassmaking as well as lampmaking. The glasses-by products were indeed breathtaking. But the locals not very much so. They werent the most friendly ppl we met mainly afraid that we would smash their glasses. Pfftt.

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We were licking this huge icecream only to realise at the end it was a rubbish bin ppfftt

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another interesting one

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glassmaking factory

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dinner time.yummylicious pizzas we had.

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Piazza st Marco. Very romantic:) The band is unforgettable:)

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speed limit aka lamp post:P

BURANO AHoy!!! Our FAvourite-est island of the lot!!

Famous for its lacemaking, the island also boasts the most colourful houses ive seen in my life.

The locals were amazingly friendly. Too bad we only had few hours to kill here. Was so reluctant when it was about time to leave.hehe

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a house with our  national flag colours:) Must respect 😛

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the famous squid ink risotto. its damn good i tell u. as yucky as it may look

p1020009No it wasnt a gondola ride. its like one minus the musician and comfy seats and decors. This is a traghetto. only 50cents per ride. for cheapskates like us LOL. And we didnt go ALONG the canal. Just ACROSS  it. We just wanted a gist of a gondola-ish ride cos was  too ex:P

img_6927nightview of the beautiful canal

How can one not love Venice?